Susan Schaffer

Susan M. Schaffer

Adjunct Professor
Phone: 651-221-0683


BS, College of St. Teresa
MS, Boston University School of Nursing
JD, Wayne State University Law School



Susan Schaffer is an attorney in solo practice in Saint Paul. She routinely represents health care providers in administrative proceedings before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services on investigations and enforcement actions. She also defends individual health professionals in licensing actions and investigations. Schaffer advises providers on operational matters, such as employment issues, rental agreements for senior housing, and sensitive resident and family dilemmas.

She is a frequent lecturer to providers on corporate compliance issues and contributed to the book Fifty State Survey of Certificate of Need and Licensure: Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health and Hospice by Ari J. Markeson and Carrie Kissick Rabbitt, editors. On April 27, 2009, Schaffer participated in Teaching in the Moment: A Workshop on Curriculum Development sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Law and the Society of American Law Teachers. She co-teaches the Health Law Clinic with Lindsay Davis.